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A simple UIImageView extension for using initials as a profile image

A simple UIImageView extension for using initials as a profile image

InitialsImageView

An easy, helpful UIImageView extension that generates letter initials as a placeholder for user profile images, with a randomized background color.

Installation

CocoaPods

Add this spec to your podfile:

pod "InitialsImageView"

Check out the official guide for getting started with CocoaPods.

Manual
  1. Drag the InitialsImageView.swift file into your project
  2. Enjoy!

Usage

Methods

Call the following methods on any UIImageView instance to set the image:

  • setImageForName(string: String, backgroundColor: UIColor?, circular: Bool, textAttributes: [String: AnyObject]?)

string is the string used to generate the initials. This should be a user's full name if available.

backgroundColor is an optional parameter that sets the background color of the image. Pass in nil to have a color automatically generated for you.

circular is a boolean parameter that will automatically clip the image to a circle if enabled.

textAttributes is an optional dictionary of predefined character attributes for text. You can find the list of available keys in NSAttributedString

Example
let randomImage: UIImageView = UIImageView.init(frame: CGRect(x: self.view.bounds.midX - 40, y: self.view.bounds.midY - 80 - 40, width: 80, height: 80))
randomImage.setImageForName(string: "Michael Bluth", backgroundColor: nil, circular: true, textAttributes: nil)

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